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Ubuntu 9.10: Some they giveth some they taketh away

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Since I like this saying so much, I decided to write an entire article revolving around its message. And the focus of the message, once again, the much loved/hated and controversial Ubuntu, the Paris Hilton of the Linux world.

The Linux Community - Bringin' it...

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: The HeliOS Project, some would argue, is a local effort fueled by a handful of people who want to make a difference. Is that what you think? Silly you.

Matt Asay - From Alfresco to Canonical

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Ubuntu

news.cnet.com: After more than four years at Alfresco, I have joined Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, as its chief operating officer.

Deluge – An Unappreciated Cross-Platform BitTorrent Client

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Software

makeuseof.com: There are thousands of BitTorrent clients on the market; that is, thousands of applications you can use to download files using BitTorrent technology. If you’re curious which BitTorrent program is the best I believe is an underappreciated piece of software: Deluge.

Alternative Browsers: Beyond Chrome and Firefox

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Software

linux-mag.com: Looking for a new flavor of Web browser? If the mainstream favorites aren’t doing the trick, or you just want to test drive something new, we take a look at several of the “alternative” Web browsers for the Linux desktop.

5 open source office suites to watch

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Software

computerworld.com.au: The Microsoft Office productivity suite has risen to become the dominant application of its type for business IT management. But there are open source office productivity suites available that may provide a suitable alternative to Office.

A fresher Linux desktop

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Software

mybroadband.co.za: It's been a long time in the coming but this year Linux will get a makeover, thanks to the Gnome project. In September the Gnome team, makers of one of the most popular desktop interfaces for Linux, will release version 3.0 of their desktop environment and they are promising "big user-visible changes".

Also: Gnome-Shell, I changed my mind

Symbian is Open Source - Really?

  • Symbian is Open Soruce - Really?
  • Symbian won't lead an open source revolution
  • Symbian tablets 'very likely', says Foundation chief

Linux Foundation Announces 2010 “We’re Linux”

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Linux
  • Linux Foundation Announces 2010 “We’re Linux” Video Contest: The Linux Super Bowl Ad
  • I’m Linux, you’re Linux, we’re all Linux!
  • Linux Foundation announces "We're Linux" video contest

today's leftovers:

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News
  • NVIDIA Publishes 195.xx Linux Driver Beta
  • Symbian using Drupal
  • Raising Money for OSS Projects: How Can We Improve?
  • A marvelous comic book archive viewer
  • Video: Nautilus + CoverFlow = Awesome
  • Windows Genealogy Programs on Linux
  • [release] ArchBang 1.04
  • Help The 'Ubuntu Welcome Tour' Project
  • Sigh! A simple USB stick causes so many problems.
  • Can Android survive its forks and fragments?
  • MySQL Founder Monty Widenius On What to Expect Next: Part 2
  • Wordpress for Android - A Blogger's Dream App
  • eHomosapien Metacity Now Available To Download
  • Latest, Greatest, Scariest, and the Future of Information
  • Blogilo: A Powerful Blogging Client
  • Apple, Google, and the importance of Bing
  • Registration now open for Texas Linux Fest 2010
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 339
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Securing a Linux Wireless Access Point
  • Selecting color in GIMP
  • How to enhance the physical security posture of your Linux/BSD-powered PC
  • How to Import / Export (Backup / Restore) MySQL Database
  • HOWTO: Bootstrapping Gentoo on the Mini2440
  • How to Manage Multiple SSH Connections in Ubuntu with SSHMenu
  • dpkg error: trying to overwrite A which is also in B
  • lpr: error - no default destination available
  • Check and repair corrupted tables on MySQL database
  • HOWTO get alternate characters from a Linux keyboard

Linux Mint 8: Polished, Professional and Nearly Perfect

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: The last time I wrote about Linux Mint was when version 5, the Fluxbox Community Edition, launched in 2008, and I was mightily impressed. So, what's new in Mint 8? Let's have a look.T

interesting bits in 4.4.0 for plasma-*

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: With KDE Software Compilation v4.4.0 tagged and going through final release engineering processes, early reviews and discussions about it are appearing around the Internet. It's great to see the interest bubbling around it all.

Outfoxed?

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Moz/FF

oneandoneis2.org: I saw on ars the other day that IE8 and Chrome are the two browsers with the most momentum at the moment: IE8 because it's the least-bad IE version, and Chrome because it's the hot new kid on the block, one imagines. Strange, really, when one considers how Firefox was the browser that came from nowhere and rekindled the browser wars..

Fellow travelers: FOSS media and developers

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OSS

linux-magazine.com: It seems to me that both FOSS journalists and developers seem to have misapprehensions about each other. As a result, scenarios similar to this one are replayed over and over.

BIOS flashing for Linux users now in the wild

apcmag.com: Since the release of its previous version in May 2009, at least 30 additional flash chip families and half a dozen variants for each family are now being supported by Flashrom.

KPackageKit woes

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Software
Ubuntu

zekecoma.blogspot: I remember recently trying the latest version of Kubuntu simple because I was getting sick of compiling with Gentoo. Well Kubuntu was fine and dandy. But when it came to install software I had to use the new KPackageKit. What a bloody pain in the arse.

Mozilla Sponsors GNOME Accessibility Efforts

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Moz/FF

gnome.org/press/releases: The GNOME Foundation is happy to announce a substantial donation from the Mozilla Corporation to benefit the GNOME Project's accessibility efforts. The donation will help continue the collaborative efforts between GNOME and Mozilla on Accessibility.

IBM launches Lotus Symphony 3 beta; Office alternatives pile up

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: IBM on Thursday rolled out the beta of Lotus Symphony 3.0, its free office productivity suite built on the OpenOffice.org code base. This is a big upgrade as indicated by the jump from version 1.3 to 3. The beta is available for Linux desktops, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Symbian’s EPL versus The Linux GPL.

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OS

Wherein your humble author attempts a quick and dirty rundown of the key differences between the software license covering Symbian’s new open OS and the GNU General Public License that’s served the Linux community for many years.

Note that much of what follows has been cobbled together from Wikipedia pages, so feel free to enlighten and/or correct in the comments below this post…

Ready? Here we go...

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KDE and GNOME: Kubuntu, Krita, GNOME Development

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  • GTK4, GNOME's Wayland Support & Vulkan Renderer Topped GNOME In 2017
  • A Lot Of Improvements Are Building Up For GIMP 2.9.8, Including Better Wayland Support
    It's been four months since the release of GIMP 2.9.6 and while GIMP 2.9 developments are sadly not too frequent, the next GIMP 2.9.8 release is preparing a host of changes. Of excitement to those trying to use GIMP in a Wayland-based Linux desktop environment, GIMP's color picker has just picked up support for working on KDE/Wayland as well as some other Color Picker improvements to help GNOME/Wayland too. GIMP's Screenshot plugin also now has support for taking screenshots on KDE/Wayland either as a full-screen or individual windows. Granted, GIMP won't be all nice and dandy on Wayland itself until seeing the long-awaited GTK3 (or straight to GTK4) port.

Red Hat and Fedora

OSS Leftovers

  • How Open Source Databases Unlock Faster Computing
  • The art of the usability interview
    During a usability test, it's important to understand what the tester is thinking. What were they looking for when they couldn't find a button or menu item? During the usability test, I recommend that you try to observe, take notes, capture as much data as you can about what the tester is doing. Only after the tester is finished with a scenario or set of scenarios should you ask questions.
  • This open-source interview approach will help you avoid unconscious bias
    The lack of diversity in tech has been front and center this past year. Large tech companies have publicly vowed to fix the problem. But how? One answer is recognizing, acknowledging, and eliminating unconscious bias from the hiring process.
  • Microsoft Goes All In With Kubernetes
  • OpenBSD Now Officially Supports 64-bit ARM
    OpenBSD has graduated its 64-bit ARM (ARM64) architecture to being officially supported. As outlined in the OpenBSD Journal with a change made this week by lead OpenBSD developer Theo de Raadt, OpenBSD's ARM64 support is now considered officially supported.
  • LLVM Clang 6.0 Now Defaults To C++14
    Up to now LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler has defaulted to using C++98/GNU++98 as its default C++ standard, but fortunately that's no more. Clang's default C++ dialect is now GNU++14 version of C++14 rather than GNU++98 (C++98). The older versions of the C++ standard remain available and can be set via the -std= argument, just as those previously could have specified C++11 / C++14 / C++17, but now in cases where not specified, GNU++14/C++14 is the default.
  • Tor Browser 7.0.11 is released
    Tor Browser 7.0.11 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page [1] and also from our distribution directory [2].

Android Leftovers